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Year 1 Miss Ward

Welcome to Robin Class

Important Information


Indoor PE - Tuesday 

Outdoor PE - Wednesday 

Spellings -  Monday

Reading - Children should read their books daily and place it in the basket to receive a new one each day.  



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Family Learning 


We are so lucky to be able to offer a selection of Family Learning Workshops at our school.  Please see the posters below. smiley

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year on Wednesday 4th January 2023. 


Halloween Disco

We had a spooktacular time! Thank you for helping us to raise over £630 towards Christmas parties and presents. 

In science, the children have been learning about autumn. They thoroughly enjoyed exploring autumnal objects and making transient art. Thank you very much to parents and carers for providing lots of autumnal objects for us to discuss and learn about, as well as to help the children showcase their creativity! 



Today in Maths we have been learning about number bonds to ten.  Number bonds are two numbers that when added together make a total to ten.  Below are a couple of resources that will help your child to learn their number bonds at home.  


In science next week we will be learning more about the season of autumn. We would like to create some transient autumn artwork and would be very grateful if your child could bring in a selection of autumn objects to help them. These could be conkers, different coloured leaves and small twigs which will help them to make an autumn picture. If you can, please bring these in on Tuesday 18th October.

Thank you for your help,

The Year 1 Team

The Part-Whole Model 12.10.22

This week we have been learning about the part-whole model. We hope you find this video a useful reference tool.

World Mental Health Day - Hello Yellow

Today we participated in 'Hello Yellow' day for Young Minds. Thank you for your donations and for looking so bright and colourful. In class today, we talked about mental health and some of the things we can do if we feel a certain way. Please have a look at the PowerPoint above for further child-friendly information about mental health. 

50 Recommended Books for Year 1 Children



Monday 10th October is 'Hello Yellow' day! Children can wear anything that is yellow and bring 50p to donate to Young Minds.

Parent video: How to say the sounds

Throughout school, we follow the Read, Write Inc phonics scheme. Here is a short clip to show you how we pronounce sounds. The smallest unit of sound is called a phoneme. It is important that children use the correct phoneme to help them with their reading and writing skills.

Year 1 Information Session

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Year 1 information session on Tuesday 4th October. If you were unable to come, please have a look at this PowerPoint presentation and remember that we welcome you to come and speak to us if you have any queries. 

Please remember to wear something yellow on Monday 10th October and to bring in a 50p donation in support of Young Minds. Thank you.


Today (Wednesday 12th October 2022) we have been learning how to use 'part part whole' models.  The children selected 5 cubes and divided them between the two 'parts' on the model then added them together to find the 'whole'.  Great problem solving everyone! 



1 to 30 and 30 to 1 | Jack Hartmann Count to 30 | Counting Song

Have a go at counting 1 to 30 then 30 to 1 at home.

Story of the Week

Each week we like to focus on a new story which links to our topic.  This term our topic is, 'Space'.  This week our story is, 'The Darkest Dark' written by Astronaut Chris Hadfield.  We pick out key words from the story and the children learn about their meaning.  

Key Vocabulary








In art we have been learning about the artist Eric Carle.  He is the author of one of our favourite books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.  We have been learning about how he makes his wonderful art work using collage.  This week we drew a picture of flowers using wax crayons ready to fill in the spaces using collage materials next week.  


This term in RE we have been learning about Christianity.  This week we have been talking about the features of a church.  We have been discovering what we could find on the outside of a church and the inside of a church. 

MacMillan Cake Sale

Thank you for your generosity. You are very kind. The children thought the cakes were so yummy! 

Wow! We went out of this world! The children all looked fabulous in their space-themed clothes and enjoyed a range of activities linked to our unit of study in English. The StarLincs Planetarium came into school and we enjoyed learning lots more facts about planets, astronauts, the sun and the Moon. We also loved stargazing inside the planetarium. It was beautiful! 


Throughout the rest of the day, the children took part n a range of other activities to extend their learning. It was a truly inspiring day! 

GREY (Field Trip to the Moon) John Hare

In English, we have studied the text 'Field Trip to the Moon' by John Hare. We began our learning around this video clip for the book where we were able to discuss how the characters might be feeling at different times throughout the story. After a few days, the children then listened to the story with words and have enjoyed learning the meaning of new vocabulary. This vocabulary includes 'drooped', 'departed', 'despair', 'whirled' and 'offered'. We thought of actions to represent these words as a class. Can your children show you our actions and talk about what they mean?

Theatre workshop!


In honour of World Book Day, Robins class attended a special theatre workshop inspired by the book How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. The children really enjoyed exploring the story through movement and acting. 


Tiny Teachers


Some children in Robins class have enjoyed sharing their love of maths by teaching their peers and working together to solve maths problems. The children have also read books from home to the class and asked questions about the stories.

Reading and writing at home


Children in Robins class have been doing some excellent reading and writing at home! They have brought in stories they have written to share with the class and read books from home. We celebrate this on our Reading and Writing Superstars display wall. A big thank you to parents for supporting and encouraging your child's reading and writing. Well done Robins!

















Capacity experiment. We have been learning about capacity and volume in maths. We played a capacity game to see who could fill a container without it overflowing. The children really enjoyed this activity.

Following recipes in maths: for our topic of capacity, we used colourful water as our ingredients to bring our recipes to life. The children followed instructions, checking carefully that they had added the right amount of each colour.